Neuroscience

How environmental cues can affect behavior

Although it may seem counterintuitive, researchers are turning to an animal without a brain to crack the neural code underlying behavior.

Neuroscience

Unifying the theories of neural information encoding

Digital video cameras have the capability to record in incredible detail, but saving all that data would take up a huge amount of space. Researchers seek new methods to compress video—that is, remove information—in such ...

Neuroscience

The neural codes for body movements

A small patch of neurons in the brain can encode the movements of many body parts, according to researchers in the laboratory of Caltech's Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, Tianqiao and Chrissy ...

Neuroscience

The brain clock that keeps memories ticking

Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need well-timed waves of activity to organize memories across time. In the hippocampus—the brain's memory center—temporal ordering ...

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